Globalfoundries Develops 20nm Process Technology

From X-bit Labs: Globalfoundries, the contract maker of semiconductors controlled by Advanced Technology Investment Company and Advanced Micro Devices, said that it would develop 20nm process technology, along with 22nm fabrication process. Besides, the company indicated that the so-called half-node process technologies would continue to exist, despite of the recent trends.

McAfee promises to reimburse consumers for bad update

From InfoWorld: McAfee will reimburse its consumer customers for "reasonable expenses" they have incurred dealing with last week's faulty anti-virus update, the company said.

Google Casts Doubt on Verizon Nexus One

From PC World: Verizon Wireless subscribers should stop waiting for the Nexus One and buy a Droid Incredible instead, Google says.

"In the US, if you've been waiting for the Nexus One for Verizon Wireless' network, head over to [Verizon] to pre-order the Droid Incredible by HTC, a powerful new Android phone and a cousin of the Nexus One that is similarly feature-packed," says the Nexus One blog. The phone's online order page has a similar recommendation.

Nvidia exec says Intel hindering graphics

From CNET An Nvidia executive appearing on a local San Francisco TV show on Friday said that Intel is denying consumers the chance to use Nvidia chips, likely presaging more verbal sparring and future legal wrangling between the two chip giants.

Sony delivers floppy disk's last rites

From CNET The days of the 3.5-inch floppy disk are now officially numbered.

Sony, which boasts 70 percent of the anemic market, announced Friday that it would end Japanese sales of the ancient storage medium in March 2011, according to a report in the Mainichi Daily newspaper.

Blackberry Pearl 3G, Bold 9650 Debut

From DailyTech: RIM's Blackberry is one of the best selling brands of smartphones on the planet for both consumers and business users. RIM has many different models that operate on different networks and carriers globally.

PS3 May Finally Finally Profitable Thanks to New 40-nm RSX Graphics Chip

From DailyTech: Sony has endured a rough run this generation. It has yet to profit on its PlayStation 3 hardware and its sales have lagged behind competitors Nintendo and Microsoft. Occasionally, the veteran player has snagged a solid month in sales, but such bright spots have been few and far between. Still, the console has slowly garnered millions of loyal fans, and is unlikely to go away anytime soon.

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Evercool HPKC-10025EA Review

Back in March, I had the pleasure of reviewing the newly released Thermaltake Silent 1156 CPU Cooler. Just to refresh your memory, the Silent 1156 was one of Thermaltake's first ventures into the realm of low noise coolers, giving users an option of not only decent performance heatsinks, but also striking a balance with a very attractive price tag. Today, we will be reviewing the Evercool HPKC-10025EA CPU Cooler. Evercool is once again a new face to the APH Networks review line up (Seems like we've had a lot of these recently haven't we?), and like some of the previous reviews we have done, this is another budget-oriented heatsink. The HPKC-10025EA cooler is designed for AMD sockets K8, AM2, and AM3, as well as Intel's Socket 1156. It features a low profile design using what is referred to as Heatpipe Direct Touch technology, a 100mm fan on top, and four 6mm diameter heatpipes in a more conventional CPU cooler configuration. The HPKC-10025EA is designed for cases with less than adequate clearance room for a large tower-style cooler such as the Thermaltake Frio reviewed last week by Jonathan Kwan. Unlike the standard tower cooler implementation found in the Frio and Silent 1156, the Evercool we are reviewing today takes a totally different approach to the very common tower style heatsink we see so often. Fairly priced at approximately $25 at press time, how will the Evercool HPKC-10025EA step up against budget tower heatsinks such as the Thermaltake Silent 1156? Will the direct touch heatpipe design and use of four 6mm heatpipes enable Evercool provide a nice performance boost to the system? We will be pushing this cooler to its limit with our Intel Core i7-860 processor -- so read on to find out!

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